Dancing Beats Idol


For the first time ever, ABC's Dancing With the Stars has eclipsed Fox's American Idol. According to the Nielson ratings for last week, the dance competition outdrew both episodes of Idol. The difference in audience is not enormous — Dancing was watched by nearly 23 million people, as opposed to the 21.8 million and 20.5 million for the respective episodes of American Idol — but it's a sign that the blockbuster singing competition may be in decline. Simon Cowell's decision to leave Idol seems a little less crazy now. [Yahoo! News]